By LARRY VAUGHT
This is going to be an interesting week of work, the kind that I really like.
It starts today with speaking to the Boys’ Writing Club at Casey County Middle School in Liberty. Eighth-grade Language Arts teacher Kim Baldwin invited me to speak several months ago and it was easy to say yes to this request.
“Casey County Middle School staff believe having men from our community to come in an speak to our male students about writing will create a stronger interest in writing. The majority of our male students are not interested in writing, so we are trying to bring in people who have built good, strong careers in writing,” Baldwin said.
“If you would speak to our boys about the importance of writing in your life and career, I believe you would help the change the culture of writing for our boys.”
I don’t know if I can make that kind of impact, but I am looking forward to having a chance this afternoon.
When I get back to Danville, I will slip into my role with Centre College Athletics and interview basketball player Alexis Guy, her team’s top scorer and rebounder, and then chat with Sarah Hayhurst, the rare two-sport college athlete who is a standout diver and pole vaulter.
Tuesday I get to make my regular radio appearance on The Leach Report with Tom Leach to talk UK sports about 9:40 a.m. and then head to Rupp Arena for the UK-Alabama game.
Wednesday I get to join WPBK (102.9 FM) play-by-play host Tim Estes for the Boys 45th District Tournament semifinals matching Garrard County against host Lincoln in one game and rivals Boyle County and Danville in the other game. I got to work the recent Garrard-Lincoln boys-girls doubleheader with Estes and loved it. This should be even better with an anticipated huge crowd.
Thursday morning at 7:15 I will be in studio with Estes and at 7:30 former LSU coach Dale Brown will join us to talk the LSU-UK rivalry, John Calipari, Ben Simmons and more.
Then I spend different times each week working on my statewide syndicated column and here’s one reason why: “We have had excellent response to your column. Appreciate the work you put into it,” Chip Hutcheson of The Times Leader in Princeton told me.
He was one of the first to take a chance on my column and since has added two other papers in his group.
And of course, I not only have stories to work on for www.vaughtsviews.com for you, but also for www.lex18.com.